< WinRAR 5.60 Beta 5 released
26.06.2018 16:10 Age: 173 days

The final version of WinRAR 5.60 comes with a fresh look and several enhancements in usability!


 

Berlin, 26th June 2018 – win.rar GmbH and RARLAB.COM are pleased to announce the final release of WinRAR 5.60. The result of the continuous development is a multi-functional, user-friendly software with an intuitive interface featuring state-of-the-art options for downsizing, extracting, securing, restoring, repairing, sharing and managing files. The design of the icons and toolbar has been changed and usability has been further improved.

New WinRAR Design

After putting it to the vote, the WinRAR users have decided on a new icon and toolbar design! It is a pleasure to announce that the user's favorite idea has been created by Aditya Nugraha Putra, from weirdsgn.com, and will be used in version 5.60 as WinRAR's default icon motif. Gratitudes go to all of the designers from weirdsgn.com and icondesignlab.com who participated in the challenge to create the new icon and toolbar designs, and the WinRAR users who helped make the final decision about which design set will be represented in the new version.

The look of the info dialog has also been modernized. The compression ratio graph has been refreshed, and "Names and Data" is now displayed in the "Encryption" field for archives with encrypted file names.

Usability Enhancements

The "Repair" command efficiency has been improved for recovery record protected RAR5 archives. It can detect deletions and insertions of unlimited size as well as shuffled data, including data taken from several recovery record protected archives and merge them into a single file in arbitrary order.

The usability of the decompression password dialogue has also seen some improvements. Now, if a wrong password for password protected RAR files with encrypted file names is inserted, WinRAR will propose a valid password instead of simply aborting the extraction process. This feature was already successful in previous versions for encrypted file data, but it has now been added for encrypted file names too. This option is also available for unpacking encrypted files in ZIP archives.

Furthermore, the full archive name is now displayed when the mouse is placed over an archive in the operation progress window. This is useful for users who handle archives with lengthy archive names that do not fit into the available window space.

The new version now recognizes different encodings like ANSI (Windows), OEM (DOS), UTF-8 and UTF-16 and is able to display them correctly in comment files.

You can find a complete list of all improvements and all bug-fixes here:
https://www.win-rar.com/whatsnew.html.

WinRAR 5.60 32-bit can be downloaded at:
https://www.win-rar.com/predownload.html?spV=true&subD=true&f=wrar560.exe

WinRAR 5.60 64-bit can be downloaded at:
https://win-rar.com/predownload.html?spV=true&subD=true&f=winrar-x64-560.exe

WinRAR is available in more than 40 different languages and is compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 8,7 and Windows Vista. For all Android users the RAR for Android App is available on Google Play. The command line version of WinRAR is also available for Linux, FreeBSD and MAC OS X.

About WinRAR:
WinRAR is the 32-bit and 64-bit Windows version of the RAR Archiver, the powerful archiver and archive manager. RAR files can, in most cases, compress content up to 30 percent more effectively than ZIP files. The most notable functions of WinRAR include very powerful document and multimedia file compression, file encryption, processing of other archive formats, programmable self-extracting (SFX) archives, damaged archive repair and Unicode support.

About win.rar GmbH:
win.rar GmbH has been the official distributor of WinRAR and RARLAB products since February 2002 and handles all support, marketing and sales related to WinRAR & RARLAB.COM. win.rar GmbH is registered in Germany and is represented worldwide by local partners in more than 70 countries on six continents. win.rar's declared objective is to provide first-class quality support and to optimize its software to meet customer's requirements in accordance with their valued feedback. For more information about WinRAR and win.rar GmbH please visit our website: https://www.win-rar.com

 


The beta download links are being expire after the final release!